Escapee cancer cells in the blood can be found by a simple blood test
Customised Chemosensitivity exposes a person’s CTCs to recommended chemotherapy or other cancer killing agents, as selected by healthcare practitioners. This test is to see which therapy or therapy combination is most effective at killing a person’s CTCs. CTCs that survive exposure are said to be resistant while CTCs that are killed by exposure are said to be sensitive ...more info
Companion Diagnostics identifies the presence of receptors on a person’s CTCs that may be specifically targeted by certain cancer treatments. Practitioners can also choose to test for other ‘biomarkers’ that indicate important factors, such as aggression and activity. This test helps practitioners select treatments to target the unique nature of each person’s cancer ...more info
Tumour Sphere Units tests to see if a person’s CTCs can multiply to form microscopic clusters, called Tumour Sphere Units in the laboratory. CTCs that can form clusters have stem-cell qualities, rendering them more resistant to treatment and capable of forming a second tumour, called a metastasis ...more info
To order a test, download the request form and take it with you
to the next appointment with your treating healthcare practitioner.